Top Causes of Cloudy Water in Freshwater Tanks and How to Clear it Up

Cloudy freshwater is most common in newly set-up tanks, but can happen, anytime. Here we discuss some of the top reasons cloudy water happens, and what can be done to combat it.

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Shedding Light on Paludariums: The Best of Both Worlds

Paludariums are a blend of both an aquatic and a terrestrial ecosystem. This fascinating combination allows fish, aquatic plants, terrestrial plants, amphibians, crustaceans, and even reptiles to cohabit in one unique display. Here we discuss some tips, shedding light on paludariums.

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Best Aquarium Sand: Our Top Picks

Picking the proper sandbed for your aquarium can be crucial to its future success. With so many unique ways to build your aquarium, sand selection is certainly something to keep in mind for your pending tank build. While everyone can understand the visual appeal of a sandbed, it can also play an important environmental role […]

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Better Betta Care: Tips and Tank Set Up

People debate how to properly care for a Betta across the globe. Here are a few tips to get you set up, giving your Betta better care.

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Lighting a Freshwater Planted Aquarium… Properly

Planted aquariums need good lighting to support plant growth. There are many types of aquarium light fixtures, but which are suitable for raising freshwater plants?

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Getting Rid of Algae in the Freshwater Aquarium

Nuisance algae can be unsightly and hard to control in any tank, for any aquarist. So we have gathered some of our top tips on how to get rid of freshwater algae in the aquarium.

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Best Substrate for Planted Aquariums: Our Top Picks

I still remember the first planted aquarium I ever had the privilege of seeing. It had a black substrate with a couple of Anubias species, dragon stone, and a group of Neon Tetras. It was simple to say the least but, its presence was a nice change of pace from the reef aquariums that lined […]

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Planted Aquarium Lights: The Best of the Best

With the countless aquascaping options that planted aquariums present, picking a light fixture that is visually pleasing, grows the variety of plants you are looking to keep while also effectively lighting every corner of the aquarium can sometimes be difficult.

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CO2 for Planted Aquariums: Dosing Methods and Setups

Plants need proper nutrition to grow and CO2 is one of the elements needed. Let’s discuss the relation between the two and how to supply your plants with CO2.

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We’re mad for Jimmy’s photography skills

Jimmy is a fish nerd like the rest of us, but he also gets to play with some mighty cool cameras and equipment. One glance at his Instagram and you won’t want to click away. We had a chance to chat with Jimmy about his mad photography skills for our community spotlight feature on the freshwater hobby.

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